About Milt Shook

A writer with 40 years in the political game (and let's face it, it is a game). I am a liberal because facts have a liberal bias, and I really like facts. If you like facts, you'll like this blog. If not, you'll have a hard time.

The Myth of the Great Trump Economy

Both the pro-trump and anti-Trump sides of the aisle keep telling us the economy is in remarkable shape. The Trumpers brag about it because they think it will help him gain a second term, while the anti-Trumpers worry that this … Continue reading

The One Impeachable Offense That is Like No Other

One reason those of us who are demanding impeachment are having a difficult time selling it to the public at-large and to Democrats in office in particular, is due to outrage fatigue. You see, Donny Trump has been thumbing his … Continue reading

How to Save Democracy

See, here’s the problem… Once we as an electorate make a democratic decision, we are stuck with that decision for between two and six years. There is no mechanism in our democracy for a do-over, except to make sure the … Continue reading

Why Are We Sitting By?

Every time I check my Twitter feed, I am inundated with “progressive activists” demanding that someone “do something about…” all sorts of things. At the same time, these same people look to blame everyone else for the pox on the … Continue reading

How to Relieve Your Trump Stress

I don’t know how so many people can manage the stress of the Trump years. It’s awful, isn’t it? I mean, we have a lunatic sitting in the White House with his finger on the proverbial nuclear “button,” which sits … Continue reading

Another Repost: Pro-Choice is the Essence of Liberty

This is another post that seems relevant these days, and I wrote it more than 22 years ago. I first published it on April 18, 1997. It is depressing and wrong that it’s still relevant. Men; we have to be … Continue reading

Repost: The Issue is Not “Abortion,” It’s Freedom. As Usual, the GOP is Against Freedom

(I first wrote this almost a year ago and somehow, it seems appropriate to repeat myself about now… – Milt) With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, an absolute monster gets to make an appointment to the Supreme Court that … Continue reading

Don’t Fear Fox News… Ignore Them… They’re Not Important

Why are lefties so afraid of Fox News? Here’s a dose of reality… Fox News is the number one cable news channel. That sounds scary, doesn’t it? Doesn’t it carry with it the notion that everyone watches Fox? Well, no. … Continue reading

The Modern GOP is Downright Anti-American

This will be a rant, so I want to make it clear up front; this article is not about rank-and-file Republicans. There are a few Republicans out there who hold out hope that the GOP will return to its pro-American … Continue reading

BS Isn’t Less BS-ey Coming From the Left

Look; I can handle bullshit coming from the far right. In fact, I expect it. That’s about all they have. They have no morals and they think they’re better than everyone else when the opposite is true. Among the most … Continue reading